Green Pea, Mint and White Bean Hummus
3 cups cooked peas
2 cloves garlic
the juice of 2 lemons
a 390g can of butter beans
a handful of mint leaves
two thirds of a cup of olive oil
a teaspoon of salt
Drain the can of white beans and wash them well under cold running water. Shake off the excess water and leave to drain while gathering the other ingredients.
Place the beans, peeled garlic cloves, 2 cups of the peas, the mint leaves and the lemon juice into a large food processor.
Add half the olive oil and process. Keep adding the remaining oil until a smooth, soft consistency is achieved.
Now add the remaining cup of peas and the salt and pepper. Process briefly, the aim is to retain some bigger pea chunks in order to give the spread more texture.
Check the seasoning and adjust as required.
The spread will keep for a few days in a sealed container in the fridge.
Eat it in the morning on a lovely piece of toasted wholemeal bread.
Happy cooking xxx